aurorawatcherak has a couple of posts on coal-fired electric power generation worth your consideration.
Because our government is treating environmentalism as a religion and Gaia as its goddess, we risk abandoning the inexpensive electric power that only coal can provide. In fact, President Obama has not even disguised the fact he wants to shut down coal-fired electric power generation.
If somebody wants to build a coal-fired power plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them,” Obama said, responding to a question about his cap-and-trade plan. He later added, “Under my plan … electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. (from here)
Out of pure ignorance, many of the people most likely to be harmed by Obama’s vendetta against coal-fired electricity voted for him. So electricity rates could very well skyrocket. However, when that happens, perhaps those ignorant rate payers will finally be willing do their homework. If so, please point them at posts like aurorawatcherak‘s.
- Will Coal Make a Comeback? (dddusmma.wordpress.com)
- PSC urges EPA to rewrite or dump CO2 rules for new coal plants (billingsgazette.com)
- It’s Time for the EPA to Bypass Congress and Regulate Carbon Emissions On Its Own (motherjones.com)
- Wrap this decommissioned coal-fired power plant in greenery (mining.com)